Bocce around the states: September 2023 update

Bocce around the states: September 2023 update

Grupetto Launch
Grupetto launch

Bocce bliss in Victoria: A toast to tradition and family fun

In the heart of Victoria, the sport of bocce has been experiencing a delightful revival, and we’re here to bring you the scoop!

Bocce enthusiasts and newcomers alike have been revelling in recent events that have brought the community closer together, all while enjoying this beloved Italian pastime.

A night to remember with Gruppetto and Veneto Club

On a recent Thursday night at the Veneto Club, #VCBocce participants were treated to a special evening as they became part of the Gruppetto Spritz launch and promotion. Amidst the laughter, cheers, and clinking glasses, everyone enjoyed a spirited game of bocce, all while sipping on the crisp, refreshing goodness of Gruppetto spritz.

It was a night of togetherness, with players of all skill levels coming together for the love of bocce. The Veneto Club proved once again that it’s not just a place for sports; it’s a place for building cherished memories. But the fun doesn’t stop there!

The #VCBocce events are back, and they’re open to everyone, regardless of age or skill level. If you’ve been looking for a fun Thursday night activity that combines tradition, togetherness, and a little sprinkle of competition, #VCBocce is the place to be.

These fortnightly events bring together bocce enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The dates are readily available through the Veneto Club Friends Facebook page, making it easy to plan your evenings of bocce and fun. Registration is a breeze, and you can secure your spot via Eventbrite or by reaching out to [email protected]. There are also fun raffles to add an extra layer of excitement to the evening.

So, whether you’re a seasoned bocce pro or a newbie looking for some fun, join the #VCBocce community and be part of the bocce resurgence in Victoria. There’s never been a better time to enjoy this Italian tradition in the company of friends and family.

Nonni Day
Nonni Day

Nonni Day: A family extravaganza

Switching gears from Thursday nights to Sundays, the Freccia Azzurra Club hosted Nonni Day on September 19, 2023.

This event was a roaring success that warmed the hearts of families and multiple generations. Grandparents, parents, and children came together to celebrate family bonds and bocce.

The day was filled with laughter, cheers, and friendly competitions on the bocce court, followed by a beautiful lunch at the club. But that’s not all!

Participants were treated to an exciting soccer match between the Mazendo Club and the Juventus Academy, adding an extra layer of fun and excitement to the day.

A send-off for Lucas
A send-off for Lucas

Lucas Mikolich takes his bocce skills global, heading overseas for World Juniors Championship

In a thrilling turn of events for the world of bocce, Lucas Mikolich, a rising star in the sport, is set to represent his country on the international stage. The young talent has been selected to participate in the highly anticipated World Juniors Bocce Championship, taking place overseas.

Mikolich’s journey to this prestigious tournament is a testament to his unwavering dedication and remarkable skill in the game of bocce. Having honed his craft for years on local courts and through regional competitions, his selection to the national team is a crowning achievement.

The World Juniors Bocce Championship is a prestigious event that attracts the finest young bocce players from around the world. It provides an invaluable platform for emerging talents like Mikolich to showcase their prowess and gain international recognition.

Mikolich, known for his precision and strategic gameplay, is not only a formidable player but also a source of inspiration for aspiring bocce enthusiasts in his community. His passion for the sport and commitment to constant improvement have been evident in his rigorous training regimen leading up to the championship.

As he prepares to represent his country overseas, Lucas Mikolich carries the hopes and dreams of his fellow bocce players and supporters. His journey to the World Juniors Bocce Championship is a testament to the global appeal and competitive spirit of this ancient Italian game. For those inspired by his story and eager to explore the world of bocce, there’s no better time than now to get started.

If you’re a budding bocce enthusiast, consider joining us on Tuesday nights at the Veneto Club for training. Bocce is a non-contact sport that welcomes participants of all ages and skill levels. It’s a game that’s easy to pick up but offers endless opportunities for improvement and enjoyment.

Whether you’re a seasoned player or a complete beginner, you’ll find a warm and inclusive community waiting to welcome you to the world of bocce. Be sure to register at [email protected]

Additionally, for those interested in Special Olympics training for bocce, we have a program dedicated to individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities. To learn more about this inclusive initiative, please contact Michael Migliaccio on 0419 330 977.

We believe in the power of bocce to bring people together and create meaningful connections, and we invite you to be a part of our bocce family. Come roll with us and experience the joy of this timeless game!

VC Bocce

The 2023-24 bocce season is here

As the bocce season for the 2023-24 calendar begins, we extend a warm welcome to all our players, both returning and new.

It’s time to dust off those bocce balls, lace up your shoes, and get ready for another exciting season of bocce action.

To kick things off, the first competition was hosted by Freccia Azzurra, Veneto, and Casa D’Abruzzo on Sunday, September 17. It was a fantastic start to what promises to be a thrilling season of bocce in Victoria.

Cheers to bocce, tradition, and unforgettable moments!


Article written by Laila Favrin.